Wednesday 30 September 2020


Good Morning Ladies,

Well today is going to be a hard one, I hope and pray that Mum would be proud of what we have done to give her the best Funeral Service possible given the frustrating complications of the Covid Pandemic.  I spent most of Saturday allocating the 6 remaining spaces after Children and Grandchildren, so I hope that there are no upsets over places etc.  One thing that I didn't think about was that we will all be sitting 2 metres apart, I think that this is the one time I would like Paul and the girls at my side, this is their first funeral as they were too young when Dad died, I have done my best to talk them through the whole thing so that they know exactly what to expect, Matt and Becca came to Dad's funeral so they have a better idea, these are those moments when you want to wrap them up and protect them.  We still haven't made any final decisions on what we will do afterwards, we will play it by ear and see what the weather is doing.      One thing is for sure I will be making sure that my Brother and Sisters stay in touch, they have a habit of not bothering to contact one another for months at a time, which I think is so sad, in some respects we have nothing to return to Rowhedge for apart from visiting Mum at the Cemetery, so I will be encouraging them to come and stay with us as much as possible. It would be nice to have a nice family Christmas but I think that the Covid restrictions are still expected to be in place then so that won't work.  We have agreed to get together as a family for Mum as soon as the restrictions are lifted.

Today's card features the Flourish Filigree Stamp set.  All I have done is stamp that beautiful filigree stamp in the background with Versamark ink, add embossing powder and heat set, then do the same with the sentiment and punch that out with matching punch and pop it in the centre of the filigree stamped image.
I don't think it needs any other embellishments, just let that stunning stamp take all of the attention.

The measurements of the card are:

The Base card is 4 1/8 X 5 1/2 inches 

The layers are 1/4 of an inch larger 

Quite a quick an easy card, I love the simplicity though!

I hope you all have a good day your wonderful love and support will help me get through the day.

Love and extra hugs to all of you,



  1. I hope today goes OK I’m surprised that you will be 2 mtrs apart from Paul and the twins as you’re all from the same household...?
    You’re lucky that you’re all able to attend with numbers being so strict (I’m trying to find a positive here! 🙂)
    Off to work in a mo Wednesday is my busiest day I am then going to relax and craft as I’m home alone I did do a cc yesterday but hate it So thinking cap back on
    Take care all xxx

  2. Morning Ladies

    Gorgeous cards Sandra.

    Hope everything goes ok today, difficult with the 2 metres apart rule and such restrictions on numbers.

    Safe journey home.


  3. Morning Everyone
    SANDRA you are all in my prayers and thoughts today.
    I am sure that Mum will be very proud of you all.Take care and HUGE HUGS are with you.

    I'm not sure what I'll be doing today.Perhaps I'll continue to try and find things which were put away to make ready for the plumber last week and put them in their correct places.

    The CAFE is OPEN of course for you all.
    HUGS are on their way to you all with loads of extras for Dear Friends in need.TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE.xxxx

  4. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    Sandra you are all in my thoughts and prayers, I am also surprised to wI’ll have be
    2 meters from Paul and the girls. In churches and places of worship you are allowed to sit close to your immediate family. That’s unless it’s changed in the last couple of days. Sending love and prayers to you all. xxx
    Wise idea to see how the day goes and play it by ear.

    Beautiful tasteful and classy card today.

    Take care everyone and stay safe,
    Love Brenda xxx

  5. Hello Sandra and ladies
    SANDRA thinking of you all today your in my thoughts and prayers 🙏
    Hope the weather is playing nice
    We have lovely weather the sun is shining but not sure if it will last
    Sending you all some Big Hugs
    Love Lynda xx

  6. Sending Love and hugs for you all today Sandra and hoping the day goes well. I'm sure your mum love everything that you done and for the beautiful flowers.
    Hope you can sit together with Paul and the girls as you are from same family x

    Lovely cards Sandra.
    We have been busy all morning with clearing out some cupboards and under the stairs, always a dumping ground.
    Hoping tho to make some cards this afternoon, not yet sure what it be. 90% rain but non so far but staying in today.
    Sending you all hugs xxx

  7. Absolutely beautiful cards today, simple and elegant 😊
    Have been thinking of you all, and sending love and hugs. Your Mum will be so proud of you all, and if the gorgeous flowers are anything to go by then I can imagine you’ve organised a beautiful service xxx
    Sending love and hugs to you all xxx

  8. Hi Sandra & ladies
    Lovely cards today Sandra. Hope today went ok. Like Karen I was surprised you said you’d all have to sit 2 metres apart as your part of the same household. Well all apart from Becca & Matt of course.
    Was fine this morning first thing and I managed to get a quick walk in before it started to rain. Yarnton nurseries fooled us when we went in as it’s been all changed in the restaurant. Different entrance & we needed to wait to be seated. All part of the new Covid rules but I didn’t think are rules had changed.
    Take care & stay safe everyone.

  9. Hello, All, from a very wet Cornwall, many roads flooded this morning, but the sun is shining now.

    Sandra thinking of you all today, remember to take some time to yourself when today is over.

    Cards are lovely, perfect for those that are not friends and family, always difficult to do.
    Still living in total chaos here, although I have a kitchen sink, and oven and microwave, but no hob yet.

    Sending hugs to all. Lilian

  10. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. I hope that all went well today my lovely. I’m sure your Mum will have been so proud of all that you have done for her over the last few weeks. It will be difficult for Soph and Lucy but you have done the right thing by preparing them. You should have been able to sit with them and Paul as you all share the same home. You must take time to be gentle with yourself now as you will need it xx
    It’s a horrid grey damp and chilly day here but I hope it’s nicer where the rest of you are. I have a card that must be finished by Friday and also one that needs to go in the post very soon..... wonder who they are for 😊 it’s always lovely to be making happy cards for special people.
    Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for SANDRA, Lynda, Mum and all in need. Take care xx

  11. Oops, sorry forgot to say that Ilove today’s card. As Lilian said it is perfect for people that aren’t family or close friends. Xxxx